Saturday, April 10, 2010
Where to put the Magnolia
I transplanted the nasturtium and zinnia seedlings into individual pots. Next time instead of sowing them in flats and then transplanting, I'll just put individual seeds into the individual pots to start. The nasturtium seeds are large, easily handled individually.
I'm especially confused with where to put the magnolia, and how to extend the plantings along the driveway.... don't know where to put them! The Norway maple will get so large and dominate the foot of the driveway, so I don't want the magnolia too close, but where I've cut right now leaves a huge gap between the maturing maple and the spindly little magnolia. It doesn't do anything to screen Olmstead's side of their house. And yet .... their mature sizes will be so different.
The side of the driveway appears to be very well drained, the soil was dry and crumbly even after all our rain. Good thing, magnolias do not like wet feet.